Join hosts Maya Carey (they/them) and Stephanie Mobley (she/her) for discussion around environmental racism and it’s impact on communities. We talk about our own understanding of the issue and how redlining and gentrification have caused some of the biggest racial impacts of environmental racism. We also bring in a very special guest, Odera Igwe (she/them), to discuss her environmental justice work in Pittsburgh, PA. From Odera’s journey to environmental justice to her everyday work in Black and Brown communities to bring green spaces to overlooked communities. Join us as we unpack a long history of racism and environmental injustice and transform our understanding of the intersection between the two.
Stay engaged with HopeWorks and join us for our upcoming virtual film screening of Sister’s Rising, a documentary about the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and two-spirit people, on April 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm. HopeWork’s Youth Leadership will be hosting the film and post-film discussion. Check out //wearehopeworks.org/events
for more information and to register for this free event. Finally, if you identify as LGBTQ+ sign up for our free 6-week workshop series titled Unapologetic: Using Arts and Humanities to Explore Revolution and Oppression. Hosted on Saturday’s May 22nd-June 26th, this workshop series invited LGBTQ+ identified community members to use arts and humanities to explore topics ranging from gender-based violence to food justice to alternative healing and more! Learn more about the series and apply by visiting https://wearehopeworks.org/event/unapologetic-workshop-series/